FAVORED BELVOIR BAY HANDLES SWITCH IN SURFACE WITH APLOMB AS SHE TAKES $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT

first_imgFAVORED BELVOIR BAY HANDLES SWITCH IN SURFACE WITH APLOMB AS SHE TAKES $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS ON WET FAST MAIN TRACK IN 1:15.06ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2019)–In a race reduced by five scratches to a field of four runners due to a shift in surfaces, today’s $100,000 Las Cienegas went to favored Belvoir Bay, who stalked the early pace and took command a quarter mile from home en route to an authoritative 1 ¼ length tally under Flavien Prat.  Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Peter Miller, English-bred Belvoir Bay got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.06 over a main track labeled wet fast.“We had a good trip and I was very confident the whole way,” said Prat.  “She made a good move around the turn and she did it pretty easily.”Most recently second in a Grade III stakes going 5 ½ furlongs on turf Oct. 12 at Keeneland, Belvoir Bay was off at even money and paid $4.20 and $2.80, with no show wagering.“She’s just unbelievable,” said Miller.  “She can do anything, any distance, up to a mile.  Any surface, she’s the kind.  I think this may have opened some doors to us in the future, to possibly run on dirt.  I’ll talk to Mr. Barber and do what we want to do, but we know she can sprint on the grass, obviously.“I was a little concerned when Smith (Mike, aboard eventual runner-up Lady Suebee) came up outside my other horse (Painting Corners) like he did heading up the backside…But Belvoir Bay had everybody in her sights, so it was no problem.”Today’s win marked Belvoir Bay’s eighth stakes win and made her perfect in two main track starts, as she also won the Grade III, one mile Torrey Pines Stakes in August, 2016.In a remarkable career that began with five starts at two in her native England, Belvoir Bay, a 6-year-old mare, is now 23-10-4-2 overall and with the Las Cienegas winner’s share of $60,000, she now has earnings of $642,167.Lady Suebee, who finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Compelled, was off at 3-1 and paid $3.40 to place.Fractions on the race were 21.63, 43.85 and 1:08.25.Originally scheduled for 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, the La Cienegas was shifted to the main track due to significant rainfall overnight and into early this afternoon.  As a result, today’s running will not be designated as a Grade III stakes, unless the American Graded Stakes Committee, in a decision to be rendered in the coming days, deems today’s running is worthy of graded status.last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The lack of offense created by Fitz, along with new quarterback Kevin Kolb, has caused some to doubt Whisenhunt’s tenure, at least as an offensive coordinator, but Fitz insisted the problem is not with Whiz. Instead, he said the blame lies elsewhere.“There’s nothing that the coaches are doing wrong,” Fitzgerald said. “At some point, players need to take the onus, we have to take responsibility for what’s going on out on the field. Coaches can only do so much.”The Cards went into this season with high hopes, having made some decent acquisitions in the offseason and signing Fitz to a long-term deal that practically makes him a Card for life (barring any trades), but the season has not gone so well. The Cardinals are coming off of their bye week with a 1-4 record and face a formidable opponent on Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.“Talk is talk and actions are actions and we need more action,” Fitzgerald said.You’re right, Fitz. Your team needs more action. Your coaches need more action. Whiz’s job — and a season — depend on it. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation With Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt rumored to be on the hot seat, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald stepped in to say that fans should be blaming the players, not the coach.“There’s nothing wrong with what he’s teaching,” Fitzgerald said Thursday on Arizona Sports 620’s Big Red Rage. “It’s the same concepts that he was running in Pittsburgh when he was winning championships, it’s the same concepts we were running a couple years ago when we were division titles.” Comments   Share   center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Allah has prohibited usury but has encouraged prof

first_imgAllah has prohibited usury but has encouraged profitable trade. Allah has prohibited gambling but has permitted betting on forms of competition which are useful for their (the Muslims) religious striving, such as horse or camel racing and competing in marksmanship. Allah has prohibited (to men) the wearing of silk but has given them the choice of other materials such as wool, linen and cotton.Allah has prohibited adultery, fornication and homosexuality but has encouraged lawful marriage. Allah has prohibited intoxicating drinks in order that everyone may enjoy other delicious drinks which are wholesome for the body and mind. And Allah has prohibited unclean food but provides alternative wholesome food.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThus, when we survey the Islamic injunctions in their totality, we find that if Allah limits the choice of His servants in relation to some things, Allah provides them with a still wider range of more wholesome alternatives in relation to other things not to make peoples’ lives difficult, narrow and circumscribed; on the contrary; Allah desires ease, goodness, guidance and mercy for all, according to His saying:Allah desires to make clear to you and to guide you to the ways of the (righteous) people before you and to turn to you in mercy; and Allah is Knowing, Wise. And Allah desires to lighten your burden, for man was created weak. (4:26-28) Another Islamic principle is that if something is prohibited, anything which leads to it is likewise prohibited. By this means Islam intends to block all avenues leading to what is haram. For example, as Islam has prohibited sex outside marriage, it has also prohibited anything which leads to it or makes it attractive, such as seductive clothing, private meetings and casual mixing between men and women, the depiction of nudity, pornographic literature, obscene songs and so on.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipAccordingly, Muslim jurists have established the criterion that whatever is conducive to or leads toward the haram is itself haram. A similar principle is that the sin of the haram is not limited only to the person who engages in it but extends to others who have supported him in this, materially or morally; each is held accountable according to his share. For example, in the case of intoxicating drinks, the Prophet (peace be on him) cursed not only the one who drinks them but also the one who produces them, the one who serves them, the one to whom they are served, the one to whom the price of them is paid, etc. This point will be discussed again later. Again, in the matter of usury, the Prophet (peace be on him) cursed the one who pays it, the one to whom it is paid, the one who writes the contract and the one who acts as a witness thereto. Accordingly, we derive the rule that anything which assists in the doing of what is haram is itself haram, and anyone who helps another person to do it shares in the sin of it.Read Next MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind PLAY LIST 01:19Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind00:50Lava and ash rise, but routines of life remain01:11Duterte won’t do a Trump: Unlike US, PH won’t withdraw from UN rights council03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Painters refuse to go quietly Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip One of the beauties of Islam is that it has prohibited only such things as are unnecessary and dispensable, while providing alternatives which are better and which give greater ease and comfort to human beings. This point has been explained by Ibn al-Qayyim.Allah has prohibited seeking omens by drawing lots but has provided the alternative of istikhara which is a supplication for Allah’s guidance.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more